26 October 2015

Moving Timelapse Dairy - Chapters 2 & 3

After the success of Chapter 1, it has been my great pleasure to edit on through all the old footage and continue creating films.  I have been advised by various people (including my Youtube agent) that 10 minute episodes are more suitable for the short attention spans of the general public.  I have accepted my position now and created the 10 minute format as you will see in the films below.  

However, it is curious to me that a large percentage of the world are able to sit through an hour of Game of Thrones, indulging in mindless killing and nudity, but struggle with 20 minutes of optimism & creativity.  Whatever does this say about us humans? 

I am going to do a one hour special for the chapter when I stumble upon a zombie nudist colony with my machine gun, and make a time-lapse film of the massacre  :)

Chapters 2 & 3 take us from the Spanish wilderness to Pamplona and finally on to Barcelona, where we settle for a month and shoot a whole bunch of nudity free time-lapse. Though I do take my top off!

19 October 2015

The Rise of Moving Timelapse

It has been a fantastic first week for Chapter 1 of the Moving Timelapse Diary series. Two years ago I posted a longer edit of the same diary footage and when I deleted the video from Youtube last week Chapter 1 had received a grand total of 56 views. That's about 2 people per month.

So, I told myself that if over 100 people watched the new edit of Chapter 1 in the first week, I would continue re-editing & uploading the films.

And today, one week after posting the new edit, I am stunned to see that almost 2000 people have watched it across the various platforms.

It has had news coverage in the States, from Right This Minute in Phoenix, Arizona who turned it into a great advert for us.  See the news piece here...

It has had it's own page created on a website of growing popularity, What We See, run by an old friend of mine.  

 the new page here

I had a featured article with Honest Mum (one of the leading parenting and lifestyle bloggers) who runs a monthly post about us dads called Who’s the Daddy.  My article was entitled: Joy First, Money Later – A Modern Education By Filmmaker Samuel Stonehill.  Honest Mum tells me it has had a 'crazy amount of views', so that sounds good.  You can read it here.

The Free Thought Project featured my Moving Timelapse Mantra film on their facebook page which was very lovely of them.  This week alone I can see that it has been viewed by over 4,000 people there.  And I should probably mention that Right This Minute also featured a piece on the film too.  I love their catchy title you can see here below!  

Watch the news piece here.

All in all, things are looking pretty positive for Moving Timelapse right now.  The subscribers are rolling in across the board and every day there are a growing number of comments like this one... 

Found your video on LiveLeak and knew I had to come subscribe to your youtube channel. I've been contemplating quitting my job and taking a journey similar to yours ever since I went on a 7 day hiking trip through Colorado. Seeing you making it possible for yourself inspires me to continue preparing for a long journey in the not so distant future.

So I am super pleased that my work is having the desired effect!  It is true that the quality of my audience should be more important than the quantity, but that being said if I am going to make a living by filming my life and putting it on the internet (which is firmly what I intend!) then the numbers are important.  The more the better!  My Youtube 'agent' has observed the numbers growing since I signed with them two months ago and today we are having a meeting to discuss the ongoing expansion on Moving Timelapse.

I know I have said this a few times now but I feel like it's important...  Thank you to all the wonderful people who have helped me along the way! 

10 October 2015

Moving Timelapse Diary - Chapter 1, every camino has a beginning

I have been shooting a video diary with my Gopro since the day I said goodbye to my London life and set out on a barefoot journey of international discovery and time-lapse inspired adventures.

Chapter 1 tells the story of how it all began.  From my film making days in London to a life on the road.  Beginning with the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage route across northern Spain, which I walked with my friend & fellow time-lapse enthusiast Dominika Martincova. 

Thank you to all the wonderful people who helped me on this journey.